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Thu
22
Feb

Marijuana businesses are being kicked off of social media. What can they do?

While the debate over the role technology companies played in allowing foreign influence to affect American elections is raging, a quieter battle is unfolding behind the scenes.

While this skirmish is nowhere near as consequential as Russian trolls blasting out Jesus memes to denounce Hillary Clinton, for the burgeoning marijuana industry a high hurdle has been placed in its path.

Smokers love looking at good marijuana. Cannabis advertising has long been visual gold. Long before any state enjoyed legalization, photos of dank buds from cannabis cups were shared and ogled at.

Fri
09
Feb

Some cities are tossing old cannabis convictions. Will Nevada?

Some California cities such as San Diego and San Francisco are automatically tossing misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Basically, if what you did then is legal now, your record is free and clear. No muss, no fuss.

Will Nevada adopt this policy? This past summer, Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill that would have helped with vacating past marijuana convictions. His reason? The bill was too broad, and he’d approved other ways for people to get their records sealed.

Thu
08
Feb

Nevada marijuana model will be studied by New Jersey group

A band of New Jersey lawmakers and marijuana executives will be in Las Vegas Thursday and Friday to pick the brains of their Nevada counterparts.

The visit is part of a “fact finding” trip for elected officials, including Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam, to learn how Nevada went about erecting a regulated marijuana market within seven months of voters approving legal sales.

Newly elected New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has vowed to bring recreational marijuana to the Garden State, and the visit offers lawmakers a chance to learn from Nevada officials and stakeholders about what worked, what didn’t and what unforeseen issues might arise along the way (looking at you, distribution).

Thu
08
Feb

Recreational marijuana wars: Nevada vs. California

Nevada’s neighbor to the west became the sixth U.S. state to kick off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1, just six months after the Silver State started sales last July.

Almost 100 dispensaries across San Diego, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley are among California stores licensed to sell recreational marijuana. A study from the University of California, Davis, estimates the state’s industry, once fully operating, could be worth as much as $5 billion annually by 2020.

But higher total cannabis taxes, lesser legal availability per capita and lower testing standards could keep the black market healthy and prevent California’s industry from expanding, according to a Berkeley-based pot expert.

Fri
02
Feb

Las Vegas store sells products offering cannabis benefits without the high

A new one-of-a-kind store in the valley sells products to give customers medical benefits of cannabis without the high.

"I'm hoping to offer easy access to legal medication," owner Joe Vargas said. 

Buy Legal Meds is now open on Tropicana and Decatur. It's the start of what Vargas said is the world's first CBD oil retail chain.

The shop sells CBD and hemp-based products which fall under a different category than marijuana because they contain either no or only trace amounts of THC.

Vargas says that means users can reap some of the medical benefits without getting high.

"This is definitely an alternative because you don't get the THC psychoactive high from CBD products," Vargas said.

Thu
01
Feb

Nevada welcomed Israeli Marijuana scientist, U.S. immigration threw him out

He came from Israel to the US for work, got married, bought a house and expected to start a family right away. Then US immigration authorities forced Shimon Abta him out of the country for being a “trafficker of illicit drugs.”

Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with American companies in states where medical marijuana is legal. He was living in Las Vegas and met an American Jewish woman on JDate. They married last year and together started becoming more religious. Both in their 30s, they are eager to start a family.

Thu
01
Feb

Nevada: The world’s first ever CBD store will open this week

If you’re a CBD fan, your world is about to get a whole lot better. That’s because the world’s first ever CBD store is set to open this week. The store, which is called “Buy Legal Meds,” is set to open in Las Vegas, and from the sounds of things, it will offer pretty much every CBD product you can imagine.

The world’s first ever CBD store

Thu
25
Jan

Nevada officers cracking down on marijuana testing labs

DigiPath Labs employees CEO Todd Denkin, left, with Dr. Cindy Orser, chief science officer, are interviewed during a tour of the DigiPath Labs facility in Las Vegas Wednesday, April 15, 2015. 

Nevada regulators are cracking down on marijuana testing labs, as nearly half of the state’s marijuana labs have had their license suspended in the past five months.

Since the Nevada Tax Department took over the marijuana regulation on July 1, four of the state’s nine cannabis testing facilities have had their license suspended — three since late-December. The Tax Department has never suspended the license of any marijuana retail store, cultivator or producer.

Thu
25
Jan

High-design weed tech that looks like it's from space

Every year when I attend the annual CES technology trade show, held each January in Las Vegas, I expect to see plenty of the "unexpected." TVs that curl like snakes, potentially life-saving health tech, talking toilets, maybe a cool dog-robot.

But what I didn't anticipate was leaving Las Vegas most impressed by a slick, high-tech space-vape that looked like something the First Order would smoke out of (if it had one ounce of chill).

Mon
22
Jan

Nevada City’s pot business discussion sparks controversy over possible conflict of interest

A Nevada City Planning Commissioner's decision to participate in marijuana-related discussions despite what he called a possible "appearance of conflict" sparked controversy inside City Hall Thursday when he abstained from voting on one medical marijuana business but voted in favor of another.

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